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Sunrisers Hyderabad fast bowler T Natarajan with Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the 13th season of IPL.
India’s left-arm fast bowler T Natarajan has credited his success in the IPL to Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He said that in the last IPL, Dhoni had asked him to throw slow bouncers and cutters. I used it in IPL and international cricket and it was a success.
Dhoni was out on Natarajan’s ball
30-year-old Natarajan, who plays from Sunrisers Hyderabad, told ESPN Cricinfo that it is a big deal to talk to a legendary player like Dhoni. During the group stage match against CSK, I bowled him on the yorker length. Dhoni hit a 102-meter-long six over this ball. After that, I dismissed him on the next ball. I did not celebrate that wicket. I was thinking about my previous ball.
MS Dhoni giving tips to Natarajan last season.
Dhoni’s Natarajan asked to bring variation
Natarajan said that I was happy after coming back to the dressing room. I also talked to him. He asked about my fitness and encouraged me. Dhoni said that you will get better with experience. He asked me to bring variation to his bowling. I also used this edification.
Natarajan throws highest yorker in IPL 2020
Natarajan was the highest yorker throwing bowler in the 13th season of IPL. He threw a total of 71 yorkers in the tournament. Also, some big wickets including Dhoni and AB de Villiers were also taken. Natarajan took 16 wickets from an economy of 8 in 16 matches last season. Earlier in 2019, he was in the squad of Chennai Super Kings.
Natarajan had clean bowled de Villiers
Natarajan had clean bowled de Villiers in the eliminator match. Natarajan said that he also became a father on this day. He said – I became a father that day and got the wicket of de Villiers after that. I was very happy, but did not tell anyone. I thought I would tell everyone about it after the win, but Warner mentioned it in a post match presentation.
SRH team will play first match against Kolkata
Sunrisers Hyderabad will play their first league match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday, 11 April. Both teams are currently practicing in Chennai. Both Hyderabad and Kolkata teams have become champions 2–2 times. Hyderabad won the IPL trophy in 2009 and 2016, while KKR in 2012 and 2014.